Gray on the move this weekend

Scout.com four-star running back Cyrus Gray is one of A&M's top targets, and the Aggies will undoubtedly be putting the hard sell on him at this weekend's "Game Night" camp. Aggie Websider caught up with the blue chip recruit about the upcoming weekend and where he's at in the recruiting process.

The RSVP list for Texas A&M's inaugural Game Night camp for elite prospects continues to grow and is quite impressive. Add Scout.com four-star speedster Cyrus Gray, one of the top athletes in the state of Texas, to the list of attendees.

"I'm going to Texas A&M this weekend for that Aggie Night camp," Gray said. "My mother and grandmother are going with me on the trip. My teammate Adrian Bushell is also going down there with us."

The 6-foot, 190-pound Gray has stayed close to home this summer working out and getting ready for his senior campaign where he'll be called upon to play quarterback and be the team leader.

"I'm really working hard to be ready this fall. I'm up at 6:00 am working out at the school for a couple of hours," Gray said. "Then I get the receivers together and I work on throwing and they work on their routes. We're trying to get our timing down."

Workouts have limited Gray's ability to visit many colleges this summer. Gray has over 50 scholarship offers to date, and has recently narrowed his list of favorites down to 11.

"I've narrowed it down to 11. Notre Dame, SMU, Texas A&M, OSU, Arizona, Miami, Florida, Penn State, Louisville, and Kansas are the schools. I hope I didn't forget somebody," Gray joked. "My plan is to narrow that list down to five by the end of the summer and then watch them play this fall and see how they do."

Two schools that appear to have a good chance of making his final cut are Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, the only schools Gray will visit this summer. He attended an OSU camp in Stillwater last month and came away more impressed than he was expecting.

"I really liked it. I was expecting a real country place but the campus was very nice and the facilities were excellent," Gray said. "The players weren't into themselves and were cool. They are high on my list, higher than I expected before the visit."

Texas A&M will get to showcase its program and facilities this weekend. Gray is also very high on the Aggies as well. He has several former DeSoto High School teammates playing in Aggieland, and he likes how the A&M coaching staff will use him on the field.

"I talk to Von Miller 3-4 times a week. He really likes it down there. He's still working on me to come join him, " Gray joked. "He's pretty cool about all this though and wants me to make the right decision for me, but when I left for OSU, he told me not to stay up there too long and get back to Texas."

While the thought of playing with former teammates Miller and Garrick Williams is intriguing, it's the message the coaches are sending the versatile athlete that is attracting his attention.

"They want to use me all over the field, kind of like Daren McFadden at Arkansas," Gray said. "I will line up at running back, maybe in the slot as a receiver, just finding ways to get the ball in my hands. I really like the way they use Michael Goodson."

For this reason, the Aggies are also very high on his list.

"Yeah, A&M will be way up there on my list. They will have a real good team this year and I'm looking forward to see what Goodson can do this year," Gray said. "A&M is definitely one of my top schools."

However, Gray made it clear that he wants to continue the recruiting process and research as many schools as possible before making a final decision.




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